Whether a few drops to large amounts, urinary incontinence is an involuntary action that affects 13 million Americans (of which 85 percent are women). Urinary incontinence is a symptom, not a disease. There are four prevalent types of urinary incontinence: urge, stress, mixed, and overflow.
Urge urinary incontinence is the unexpected urgent need to urinate and the lack of ability to use a toilet without leaking urine.
Stress urinary incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are unable to control urinary leakage from a physical activity such as laughing, sneezing, or exercise.
Mixed urinary incontinence presents itself when both urge and stress incontinence symptoms occur.
Overflow urinary incontinence results when the bladder is no longer able to hold the urine due to exceeding its holding capacity.
There are many treatment options your professional healthcare provider may suggest for urinary incontinence. The effectiveness of a treatment is dependent on the severity of symptoms and other body-related changes. Common options to treat urinary incontinence include physical therapy, medications, vaginal inserts, behavioral therapies, bladder training, and surgery. Some treatments require a great deal of your time, privacy, and dignity. Medications may produce unwanted side effects and surgery requires recovery time.
A breakthrough treatment option is now available in the Evansville area. The BTL Emsella is non-surgical electromagnetic stimulation of pelvic floor musculature for the purpose of muscle re-education and restoration of neuromuscular control for the treatment of male and female urinary incontinence. The BTL Emsella offered at Wave It Away is FDA cleared for treatment of incontinence. Each treatment session lasts less than 30 minutes and you remain fully clothed.
“I had to plan my day around convenient restrooms…..It interfered with my lifestyle….,” (after 6 treatments) “I am doing fantastic! I feel like I am a more normal person; I go to bed around 10:30 or 11 and wake up about 7 to go to the restroom.; It’s given me a new lease on life!” - TW
Before trying medications or surgeries and their attendant complications, give Emsella a try!